DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE MIXING/ AGITATORS AND PERSITALTIC HOSE PUMPS
These agitators are often used where the installation of top entry mixers may not be possible or feasible, this may be due to tank construction and load limitation, or even limitations overhead. The design may call for larger power installations, the impeller to tank ratio to achieve the desired mixing/ blending or suspension pattern is substantially smaller. The impeller power number will not be the same for the top entry impeller, resulting in large power draws with the side entry unit. The larger side entry mixers would be belt driven.
Side entry agitators are mainly used in but not limited to these applications: petrochemical and petroleum, animal and plant oils, food and beverage and pulp and paper industries. In very large storage tanks and vats, the agitator’s main duty is to create a flow pattern ensuring that the liquids within the tanks keep moving, often very light solids or sediment needs to be suspended off the bottom to ensure there is no build- up. These applications require very low power levels in comparison to those which have specific batch blending times which need to be achieved.
Pulp and paper agitator designs call for a more specific approach, requiring specific facts and data surround the pulp, the blend times and viscosity and density. Some pulp and paper plants may experience issues where their agitators are tripping or drawing large amounts of power, this may be due to the agitator having been undersized for the duty it was to perform. AFX strive to obtain all the facts and data required to correctly size the agitator for the blending application. We also provide technical information as well as support with regards to installation, maintenance, quick repair and assisting with minimizing downtown.
Side entry agitator